Notices & Alerts

Gregory Drive Closure for Urbana Fire Department Trench/Rope Rescue Training

October 13, 2014 - 8:00am to 6:00pm

The Urbana Fire Department MABAS 28 Division will be conducting Technical Rescue Team TRAINING drills from 8am to 6pm on Monday, October 13 2014.   

UFD will simulate a trench rescue response and a rope rescue response to an earthquake.  This is a multi-incident training exercise that will be at two locations.  The trench rescue training incident will be in the morning at the Illinois American Water Treatment facility on North Mattis in Champaign, Illinois.  The rope rescue training incident will be in the late morning and afternoon at Hendrick House located at Lincoln and Green in Urbana, Illinois. 

Gregory Drive from Green Street to the Boneyard will be closed to traffic while the drill takes place.  The public can expect to see a heavy presence of fire department personnel at these locations.

Any questions should be directed to Captain Dave Wisher at 384-2420


Griggs Street Closure

October 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Griggs Street between Wood Street and Central Avenue will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2014 for an Urbana Legacy Tree Dedication. Residents will have access to their driveways during this road closure; no detour is planned.

Your patience is appreciated while this event is underway.

2015 Surface Seal Street Maintenance Project

September 14, 2015 - 7:00am to September 18, 2015 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana has contracted with Corrective Asphalt Materials, LLC to place a surface seal on newly improved asphalt pavements that is intended to help the City extend the life of our pavements. Surface seal will be placed on the following streets throughout the City of Urbana:

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UHS Homecoming Parade Street Closures

October 3, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

The Urbana High School Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, October 3, 2014. Race Street from Michigan Avenue to Iowa Street will be closed to through traffic beginning at 1:00 p.m. through the start of the parade at 3:00 p.m. The parade will end at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Traffic along the parade route will only be obstructed for the short time it takes for the parade to clear the area. Due to construction on Race Street, the parade will follow a new route this year. This route is as follows:

  • Race Street from Iowa Street to Washington Street

  • Washington Street to Vine Street

  • Vine Street to Main Street

  • Main Street to Cottage Grove Avenue

  • Cottage Grove Avenue to Washington Street

  • Washington Street to Broadway Avenue (into the High School parking lot)

Your patience is appreciated while this event is underway.

Illinois Street Closure

October 2, 2014 - 5:00pm

Illinois Street from Goodwin Avenue to Gregory Street will be closed to thru traffic from 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014 for Custom Service Crane, Inc. to set up and use a boom crane for work at Krannert Center, 500 South Goodwin Avenue. Portions of the adjacent sidewalk will also be closed to pedestrians. There will be no detour.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Street Closings for Sundae 5K Run/Walk

October 5, 2014 - 7:30am to 9:00am

Urbana High School will be conducting a 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..

The run/walk portion of the event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The race will begin at the intersection of Washington Street and Broadway Avenue and will take the following route (also see the attached map):

Race Street Lane Closures

October 17, 2014 - 5:00pm

Periodic lane closures will be expected along Race Street from California Avenue to Elm Street starting at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 29, 2014. Two-way traffic will be maintained on Race Street at all times. The project consists of milling and resurfacing pavement, concrete pavement patching, curb and gutter removal and replacement, sidewalk ramp removal and replacement, pavement marking, and other miscellaneous work.

The project is expected to be complete by October 17, 2014. Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Further information about this project can be found at

Race Street Closure

October 30, 2014 - 5:00pm

The north leg of Race Street between Windsor Road and south of Whitehall Court will be fully closed to through traffic beginning 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 29, 2014 until further notice. Access to Stone Creek Church and residences on Race Street and White Hall Court will be available by using Race Street via McHenry Drive or Florida Avenue.

The south leg of Race Street at Windsor Road and the east and west legs of Windsor Road at Race Street will remain open to traffic.

Further information about the Windsor Road Pavement Reconstruction Project can be found on the City website at

Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

North Lincoln Avenue Closure

October 31, 2014 - 5:00pm

Due to the suspension of construction and earth-moving activities for winter, North Lincoln Avenue between Oaks Road and Ford Harris Road will reopen on Friday, October 31, 2014.

Construction and earth-moving activities are expected to resume in Spring 2015.

More information about Lincoln Avenue and the Olympian Drive project can be found at

2014 Sewer Lining Project

October 10, 2014 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana is upgrading 11,500 lineal feet of sewer pipe to maintain the integrity of the sanitary and storm sewer systems in the city. Beginning Monday, September 22, 2014 through Friday, October 10, 2014, weather permitting, Hoerr Construction, Inc. from Peoria, Illinois will be performing sewer lining at various locations around Urbana. You will be notified via a door hanger brochure if the sanitary or storm sewer that serves your house is being lined.

This sewer lining process relies on trenchless sewer reconstruction technology that does not involve time consuming, expensive, and disruptive open excavations. Instead of digging up and replacing the old pipe, the cured-in-place process provides for the insertion of a special lining inside the old pipe. The new liner creates a watertight, smooth-surfaced and long-lasting pipe within the old sewer.

Maps of the areas affected by sewer lining are available on the City’s website at

Update: Coler Avenue and Illinois Street Closures

October 2, 2014 - 8:00am

  • Coler Avenue will be fully opened to traffic, from Washington Street to Green Street, at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014.

  • Illinois Street will be fully opened to traffic, from Orchard Street to Race Street, at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014.

Further information about this project can be found at

Street Closings for International Beer Tasting and Food Truck Showcase

September 13, 2014 - 6:00am to 11:59pm

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, the following streets will be closed from 6:00 a.m. to midnight for the International Beer Tasting and Food Truck Showcase:

  • Main Street from Broadway Avenue to Walnut Street

  • Broadway Avenue from Main Street to Elm Street

The streets will be fully reopened at midnight.

Your patience is appreciated while this event is underway.